Sweetgrass Poster

“…popular favorite… compelling… deserving companion piece to Brokeback Mountain…”

“Another popular favorite among this year’s docs [at the NYFF] was Sweetgrass, in which artists and ethnologists Ilisa Barbas and Lucien Castaing-Taylor follow Norwegian-American sheep herders around Big Timber, Montana — the last ones in the country to take the herds up-mountain in the summer to graze on public land. The film is compelling in many ways…. But pastoral or idyllic it is not: Sheep can even make a grown man cry to his mother on his cell phone. It’s a deserving companion piece to Brokeback Mountain, and the only “cocksuckers” in Sweetgrass are the epithets you hear the herders use (often) on their walkie-talkies.”

PHILIPPE GARNIER. LA Weekly, October 14, 2009.

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